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How does clipping circuits work in lab?

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May 13, 2012 12:10PM

A clipping circuit works by the switching action of a diode when it is used in a circuit with a source voltage that changes polarity.

In the forward direction, the diode's voltage is added to any dc value that is in series with it. If the source voltage is greater than the dc value at a particular instance, the diode will limit the output to the dc value. Otherwise the output voltage will equal the input voltage.